Have you ever heard of adding fennel seed to your homemade spaghetti sauce? Is it any good?
P.J. from Delaware
My mother has always adds it to her homemade sauce and it is great.
Fennel is one of the main spices used when making Italian sausage, it gives it that distinctive sweet flavor associated with Italian Sausage. I would think if you added it to a simple sauce it would give it a more well rounded Italian flavor. I usually use Italian sausage in mine so I don't add extra fennel, but if you were using other meat or making a vegetarian sauce I think a little fennel would give a more authentic flavor. Just my opinion of course!
This is a frequent ingredient of italian food and has a distintive licorice-like flavor. Some folks don't like that, but it's worth a try.
Oh I love it, it says to use in spaghetti sauce on the
spice bottle. My husband really liked it . I really like
in italian sausage try a little bit next time you make
sauce, and taste it! yum.I add a dash to my sauce out of the jar.
I use to watch my ex Italian MIL make sauce and see her use cinnamon and was told it brings all the flavors together, I am not familiar with the Fennel but thought it may be of intrest to you to know what the cinnamon can do.
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